Emerging Global South Scholar Workshop

Purpose

Exchange and Collaboration with(in) the Global South is a training, mentoring and networking program designed for emerging scholars (junior faculty) of the Global South within the International Studies profession. Established Global South scholars (and Northern scholars of the Global South) will act as guides throughout a one-day workshop and hopefully beyond. The workshop will address issues such as publishing, proposal writing, networking and conducting research in challenging settings. The purpose of the workshop is to provide more comprehensive information about how to navigate academia, locally, regionally and globally, to create robust networks of emerging Global South scholars and to address current inequalities and asymmetries within the International Studies profession with respect to the Global South.

Format

The workshop will rotate between the annual ISA convention site and distinct conferences within the Global South sponsored by different organizations (universities, think tanks, ISA and other professional associations). In the case of the Association convention, the workshop will take place on the day prior to its start. Although the specific agenda and roster of senior scholars will differ from year to year, issues addressed will include networking, publishing and research. Special attention will be given to the conditions that characterize academic work and IR communities in many Global South sites, including lack of resources, institutional barriers, unhelpful government policies, constraints on academic freedom, and limited support for social science and humanities programs (as compared to professional and trade fields). Throughout the course of the full-day workshop, it is expected that all attendees participate in question and answer sessions, break-out groups, and mentoring and networking activities.

The workshop will include training seminars by established scholars in distinct areas of professional activity and sessions to provide feedback/advice on emerging scholar research. Additionally, mentoring efforts will focus on how emerging scholars can build local and regional institutions for knowledge production and foster connections with northern institutions and across the Global South.

SECOND EMERGING GLOBAL SOUTH SCHOLAR WORKSHOP

Monday, June 22, 2020

8:00-12:00 U.S. Pacific Time

The Second Emerging Global South Scholar Workshop is a training, mentoring and networking program designed for emerging scholars of the Global South within the International Studies profession. This workshop is sponsored by the ISA’s Committee on the Status of Engagement with the Global South (CSEGS), in collaboration with the Global South Caucus (GSCIS) and the Global Development Studies Section (GDS).

The workshop will take place on Monday, June 22, 2020, in the format of a Webinar using Zoom, from 8:00-12:00 hrs. (U.S. Pacific Time, please check your local time). If interested please contact Faten Ghosn (fghosn@arizona.edu) or Jorge Alberto Schiavon Uriegas (jorge.schiavon@cide.edu). The webinar will be recorded and available at the CSEGS folder within ISA’s webpage.

Established Global South scholars (and Northern scholars interested in the Global South) will act as mentors throughout a half-day workshop and hopefully beyond. Improving on the success of our first workshop, this second edition will address issues such as publishing, proposal writing, networking and conducting research in challenging settings. The purpose of the workshop is to provide more comprehensive information about how to navigate academia, locally, regionally and globally, to create robust networks of emerging Global South scholars and to address current inequalities and asymmetries within the International Studies profession with respect to the Global South.

Special attention will be given to the conditions that characterize academic work and IR communities in many Global South sites, including lack of resources, institutional barriers, unhelpful government policies, constraints on academic freedom, and limited support for social science and humanities programs (as compared to professional and trade fields). Throughout the course of the full-day workshop, it is expected that all attendees participate in question and answer sessions, break-out groups, and mentoring and networking activities.

The workshop will include training seminars by established scholars in distinct areas of professional activity and sessions to provide feedback/advice on emerging scholar research. Additionally, mentoring efforts will focus on how emerging scholars can build local and regional institutions for knowledge production and foster connections with northern institutions and across the Global South.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 08:00 – 08:30

 Introductions

 Chaired by Faten Ghosn & Jorge A. Schiavon

 08:30 – 09:30

 Publishing strategies in peer reviewed journals

 Chaired by Cameron Thies, Eric Selbin & James Scott

 09:30 – 10:00

 Research proposals and fundraising

 Chaired by Gerasimos Tsourapas

 10:00 – 10:30

 Pedagogy, teaching experiences and challenges

 Chaired by Mark Boyer & Faten Ghosn

 10:30 – 11:30

 Breakout sessions: Working at an institution in the Global South:

 Group 1: General work conditions (Shweta Singh)

 Group 2: Job expectations (Jo-ansie Van Wyk)

 Group 3: Getting a job (Riham Bahi)

 (participants will be divided in three groups and will spend 20   minutes in each group)

 Chaired by Faten Ghosn

 11:30 - 12:00

 Wrap Up & Concluding Remarks

 

PARTICIPATING MENTORS

  • • Riham Bahi (Cairo University, Egypt)
  • • Mark Boyer (University of Connecticut, USA & ISA Executive Director)
  • • Faten Ghosn (University of Arizona, USA)
  • • Jorge A. Schiavon (CIDE, Mexico)
  • • James Scott (Texas Christian University, USA)
  • • Eric Selbin (Southwestern, USA)
  • • Shweta Singh (South Asian University, India)
  • • Cameron Thies (Arizona State University, USA & ISA President)
  • • Gerasimos Tsourapas (Birmingham University, UK)
  • • Jo-ansie Van Wyk (University of South Africa, South Africa)

Questions?

Contact Jorge Alberto Schiavon, the Chair of the Committee on the Status of Engagement with the Global South, with questions about this program.

Deadline: July 20, 2018
Program Event: March 26, 2019